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Hae-Young Kee Theoretical physicist

Hae-Young Kee’s area of research covers theoretical condensed matter physics. She specializes in the study of quantum materials, especially high temperature superconductivity, anisotrophic and/or inhomogeneous quantum matters, unconventional superconductivity, quantum magnetism, thermoelectric materials and topological phases.


Dean’s Excellence Award, University of Toronto, 2015, 2009, 2003.

Canada Research Chair, 2001-2010.

Scholar, Korea Institute for Advanced Research, 2009-2010.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 2003.

Relevant Publications

J.G. Rau et al, "Spin-Orbit Physics Giving Rise to Novel Phases in Correlated Systems: Iridates and Related Materials," arXiv preprint arXiv:1507.06323, July 2015. (Invited review article: to appear in Annual Reviews of Condensed Matter Physics)

Y. Chen et al, "Topological Crystalline Metal in Orthorhombic Perovskite Iridates," Nat. Commun., vol. 6, no. 6593, March 2015.

Z.Y. Meng et al, "Odd-parity triplet superconducting phase in multiorbital materials with a strong spin-orbit coupling: Application to doped Sr2IrO4," Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 113, no. 17, 177003, Oct. 2014.

J.G. Rau et al, "Generic spin model for the honeycomb iridates beyond the Kitaev limit," Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 112, no. 7, 077204, Feb. 2014.

S. Chakravarty et al, "An explanation for a universality of transition temperatures in families of copper oxide superconductors," Nature, vol. 428, no, 6978 pp, 53-55, Mar. 2004.



Senior Fellow Quantum Materials


University of TorontoDepartment of Physics


PhD Seoul National University

MSc (Condensed matter theory) Seoul National University

BSc Seoul National University



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